When I was a kid, we got to spend a week during the summer with our grandparents in St. Louis. It was one of the highlights of our year. Usually when the time was over and we were on our way home, they would drive us the 7 hours home to Cincinnati. We were young … More Lifesavers
God’s “will,” sounds so much more graceful, when it looks and feels like success and rest. In my own life, I find it often looks drastically different. So many times my heart dreams of big things and great triumph, but the reality is that we have to fight to grow. We have to face hardship … More Fly Like An Eagle
When I was in 2nd grade, I had a crazy teacher. I mean really crazy. She had a hot temper and no skill with kids. I still remember her unhinged screaming while her eyes were huge and her finger was waving in a kid’s face. She would tell our class we weren’t gonna pass 2nd … More Talent Scouts
“If God is real, then why does he let bad things happen? Why doesn’t he stop it? Why do bad things happen to good people?” I face this question often. I’m okay with that. At one time or another, I have asked myself the same questions that I face. I have mourned the loss of … More Your mission…if you choose to accept it
I was listening to a friend of mine talk yesterday. She was talking about a great burden she carries in her life. It had brought her down and through some very dark times. This burden couldn’t be remedied by any power within her. She had talked to a counselor about the difficulty and he asked … More Blessed by The Best
I am watching this flooding in Houston and my heart is just overwhelmed and breaking for these people. I feel quite powerless to help them. Their needs are so immediate and basic and yet I don’t know what to do that would help them immediately, except to pray. I wish that being a “good person,” … More Oh manna!
Can you do me a favor? Can you think of something precious that you hold sacred? Really sacred guys. Not a vase, or a pair of shoes. I’m talking a person, your physical ability to move, living pain free, or your livelihood. Now, take a minute and put it in a box. Now I want … More White flag
The first time my kids saw the ocean, they were awe struck and mesmerized. We had decided to take them to San Diego so they could go to a beach for the first time. I absolutely love the beach. It calls to me constantly. How I ended up in a desert is completely ironic, but … More Rolling in the deep
This is my scripture. It’s the one that resurfaces infinite amounts of times in my life for me. I know God is constantly reminding me where I need work. What spots need to be polished. Have you ever tried to pry something out of a toddler’s white knuckled death grip? You chase them all over … More Trust Fall
2nd Corinthians 4: 8 &9 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 1st John 5:14 and 15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he … More Even if He won’t.